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    Hi John Welcome back into the shop. Will you...

    Hi John
    Welcome back into the shop.

    Will you be building one houseful of cabinets or do you expect to continue? If one then a simpler method may serve better in the long term. If you will...
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    Looks like this table is not in your home but in...

    Looks like this table is not in your home but in a showroom so it's not yours. Time to pay the piper.
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    Hi Chris Ummm.. that's pretty impressive for a...

    Hi Chris
    Ummm.. that's pretty impressive for a first woodworking project,,,and you had a Sawstop at that point...there's more to this story.
    Tom
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    I had poor results with flocking.

    I had poor results with flocking.
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    Angie's List

    Anyone use Angie's List? Are the contractors well qualified as intended or are they just on the list because...
  6. Thread: dust mask

    by Tom Bender
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    Why do I go to the shop? Well it's not to suit up...

    Why do I go to the shop? Well it's not to suit up and spend my time in a loud and hazardous place. I spend 60% of my time there not making dust, on design, layout, hand tool work etc. When it's...
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    Hi James If you are making side chairs you may...

    Hi James
    If you are making side chairs you may not be asking for much of a bend. It should work out ok and you may not need a backing strap. I had success bending 1 1/8" thick x 9" wide KD Ash...
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    David That's a creative if socially risky...

    David
    That's a creative if socially risky approach but it may make the problem worse. Heating may drive out moisture (probably too fast for good results) and air, but there will still be some wax on...
  9. Let the poly dry for a few days or weeks, worst...

    Let the poly dry for a few days or weeks, worst case you have to rout it again.
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    Storage Conundrum

    It is a maxim that the more you engineer your storage solution the less it holds. There are exceptions but some examples are;

    Before and after pictures of a closet system, before: 40 pairs of...
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    Looked again and did see some on Craigslist. ...

    Looked again and did see some on Craigslist.

    Thinking that the cheap countertops will be scrap and the lowers hard to repurpose since they are laminate and are big assemblies and not separate...
  12. Thread: Drug Prices

    by Tom Bender
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    Ok so that's two more Canadian options and some...

    Ok so that's two more Canadian options and some hearty endorsements for GoodRx
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    Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets

    We are planning a kitchen remodel and will have lots of old cabinets. The uppers at least seem perfect for a shop. No use for them in my house as I have my storage needs met. There didn't seem to be...
  14. Thread: Drug Prices

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    Drug Prices

    Not a rant about prices, there are plenty of those elsewhere. This post is about getting a better price. The whole industry is a scam but some solutions are not bad.

    Good Rx works
    ...
  15. What you want is a lot of square footage so make...

    What you want is a lot of square footage so make several shallow shelves and a few taller. Put the taller ones low and high so you can see into the shallow ones at eye level.
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    Just to put it in perspective, for a given...

    Just to put it in perspective, for a given thickness you might bend KD wood to a 12" radius. AD wood at the same MC might go to 10". Green wood might go to 6"
  17. To add a sub panel Step one, pull the meter.

    To add a sub panel

    Step one, pull the meter.
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    Paint a stripe on the floor to help get the...

    Paint a stripe on the floor to help get the trailer in the right spot.
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    To get the hanging stuff out of the way (control...

    To get the hanging stuff out of the way (control pendant or chainfall) just run a small rope up beside the hoist and over to the side somewhere, similar to Tom's turning block.

    One thing about...
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    Hiring a contractor

    Say you want a gazebo built. Before calling contractors, define just what you want, on paper. Visit some examples. Print some pictures from the internet. Make a sketch or your yard to scale and show...
  21. Homeowners need to protect themselves as much as...

    Homeowners need to protect themselves as much as contractors do, for opposite reasons of course.

    If the guy has several recommendations call him and tell him that and that he is your guy if he...
  22. Thread: Binoculars

    by Tom Bender
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    We have a few pairs. 8 x40 and 10 x 50 are our...

    We have a few pairs. 8 x40 and 10 x 50 are our main ones and we have a couple pairs of smaller ones for hiking and the glove compartment. I think the 8 x 40 are the most useful. The 10 x 50 are more...
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    Seems like a pole barn would meet your needs...

    Seems like a pole barn would meet your needs better.
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    Spent a month working in St Petersburg Russia....

    Spent a month working in St Petersburg Russia. Carried only a copy of my passport, and nothing that I was not prepared to loose that day.
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    So "bend it first then make the chair fit the...

    So "bend it first then make the chair fit the arm" is good advice. Don't be too quick though. Finish shaping it, put on some finish and let it rest a few days. Then make the chair fit the arm.
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